February 2016 - September 2016Officer Commanding

Army Officer (Major), The Royal Tank Regiment, Wiltshire

Squadron Leader of DREADNAUGHT, the Royal Tank Regiment's Command and Reconnaissance Squadron. Responsible for all outputs of a 100 strong department, including operational and exercise deployments, career management, funds management, discipline and training. The Squadron holds numerous armoured vehicles with a combined value well in excess of £5m. As Squadron leader I was accountable for the operation and maintenance of those vehicles, as well as the large equipment accounts that support those activities. Provided significant contribution to operational planning in a headquarters controlling a Battlegroup of 1000 personnel.

In addition to routine squadron activities, also responsible for the communications plan for the RTR. This involves coordinating with civilian outside agencies, promoting the Regiment's online presence while maintaining a balance of online security, and identifying and prioritising engagement opportunities both inside and outside Defence.

Promotion: Major - 15th February 2016

May 2014 - February 2016Adjutant

Army Officer (Captain), The Royal Tank Regiment, Wiltshire

Personal staff officer to the Commanding Officer and senior Captain in the 600-man Royal Tank Regiment. Responsible for the career management of up to 60 officers and the discipline of the whole Regiment. Coordination of annual reports for all personnel including submissions that are complete and on time. Responsible to the CO for tracking the health and deployability of the Regiment and identifying innovative solutions to maintain maximum effectiveness of the unit. Key point of contact for external agencies including high profile visitors. When deployed fulfill a secondary operations officer role, controlling, synchronising and executing detailed plans involving 1000 personnel and 400 armoured vehicles.

August 2011 - May 2014Intelligence Officer

Army Officer (Captain), 2nd Royal Tank Regiment, Wiltshire

Responsiblities include:

Intelligence Officer
Maintaining an up to date picture of enemy threats both in Theatre and around the world. Briefing the Commanding Officer of changes, especially if pertinent to any forthcoming Regimental deployments. When deployed on operations act as the intelligence hub within the Battlegroup and key role in the planning group.
Gunnery Officer
Responsible for ensure the Regiment adheres to the Commanding Officer's Gunnery Directive, which primarily involves maintaining the Regiment's currency on all gunnery platforms, and planning and coordinating the Regimental Annual Field Firing Exercise.
Security Officer
Key point of contact for all matters relating to security within the Regiment.

July 2010 - August 2011Operations Officer

Army Officer (Captain), Joint CBRN Regiment, Suffolk
(1st Royal Tank Regiment & 27 Squadron RAF Regiment)

The Joint Chemical Biological Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) Regiment provides a pivotal and unique role in the NATO Rapid Reaction Force. H Sqn were responsible for providing a quickly deployable Light Role Team (LRT) asset. Personal responsibilities within H Sqn included:

Operations Officer
Planning, coordinating and running training for members of the Sqn, including collective, continuation, individual and adventurous training. Completed the Defence CBRN Science and Advisors courses, as well as the Gunnery Officers' course and RAF Regiment Pre-Para Selection Course. Ran adventurous training expeditions to the Ascension Islands, Austria and the UK 3 peaks, as well as a two-week collective training exercise for the Light Role Teams.
Troop Leader
Similar role to troop leading at 2RTR (see below), although additional emphasis on a CBRN advisory role to large formation headquarters. More detailed knowledge of functions and capabilities of MRTs and LRTs and enabling rapid passage of critical real-time information.

Promotion: Captain - 11th October 2010

April 2008 - July 2010Army Officer (Lieutenant)

2nd Royal Tank Regiment, Wiltshire

Following commissioning from RMAS and six months of 'special to arm' training, joined EGYPT Squadron, 2RTR as they undertook pre-deployment training for a tour of Afghanistan on Viking Armoured Vehicle. During this training and the 6 month operational tour, responsibilities included:

Squadron Intelligence Officer
Maintaining an accurate and up to date picture of enemy activity throughout Helmand, analysing this information, and presenting it to the soldiers deploying in a concise and comprehensive fashion.
Battlegroup Intelligence Officer
Operating at a higher level than the Squadron, heavily involved in the planning of large-scale operations and managing a small team of 2-3 analysts. Undertaken as a junior Lieutenant although normally a senior Captain's role.
Brigade Liaison Officer
The key link between EGYPT Squadron and the Brigade. Responsible for briefing the Brigade Commander (commander of British forces in Helmand) on a daily basis and responding quickly to information requests in both directions.
Troop Leader
Primarily responsible for leading and managing a troop of 12 to 30 soldiers across all aspects of their career, personal welfare, training, education, fitness and safety, on and off operations. Ability to quickly interpret, analyse and disseminate orders essential, as well as effective and motivational leadership in high-stress and fluid situations. Ensure essential maintenance of vehicle carried out.

Following the tour of Afghanistan, acted as the Influence Officer and 'Afghanistan advisor' for the 1st Battalion Irish Guards during their exercise in Kenya.

Promotion: Lieutenant - 11th April 2009

May 2007 - April 2008Officer Cadet

Royal Military Academy Sandhurst (RMAS), Surrey

The commissioning course at RMAS intends to develop individual's intellect, character and professional competence to produce Army officer's with the generic leadership qualities to lead soldiers both on and off operations. The core objectives are:

  • Develop commanders of courage and willpower, with the temperament for decisive action in difficult and dangerous circumstances
  • Foster attitudes to integrity, selflessness and loyalty which set the soldier apart from others
  • Teach cadets how to think and communicate as commanders and to foster a deep interest and care for the individual
  • Achieve a grounding in British Military Doctrine and its significance in all forms of conflict
  • Encourage the analysis of strategic and war studies as a foundation to military thought and wisdom
  • Train cadets in the basic skills and battlefield disciplines of soldiering

These objectives reflect the three key elements of the training and education of young officers: the moral, the intellectual and the physical.

Promotion: 2nd Lieutenant - 11th April 2008

August 2006 - December 2006Market Intelligence Analyst

Computacenter Ltd., Yorkshire

Working on behalf of HBOS plc. for Computacenter within a larger project team, implementing computer device upgrades throughout the HBOS group. Using both database and Excel-based data analysis, with responsibilities including:

  • Analysis and tracking of project progress and adapting to a changing schedule
  • Liaison with engineers, ensuring deployments are attended, completed and reported
  • Rapid response to ad hoc requests from business, company and client contacts

October 2005 - June 2006Sales Representative / Territory Manager

Owen Mumford Ltd., NE England

Covering the North East of England for Owen Mumford Ltd., selling a range of medical devices for diabetes used in both primary and secondary care. Key customers including Diabetes Specialist Nurses, Infection Control Nurses and Supplies managers, with responsibilities including:

  • Achievement of all territory sales volume targets by product and product group
  • Development of new and existing business in the healthcare sector
  • Monitoring and increasing the usage of company products to maximise the potential of each customer

March 2004 - May 2005Development Technologist

Smith & Nephew Medical Ltd., East Yorkshire

Working in the Innovation department of the wound management site and part of the new product development R&D team. Project-based responsibilities including:

  • Production of accurate design drawings using CAD packages
  • Recording of materials for manufacture and testing enabling traceability
  • Writing and adhering to protocols for experimentation and writing reports